#3
it's stuff like this


i imagine they'd be quite hard to play but i've never used one so i don't know
maybe easier for solos?
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#5
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#8
how does that even work???
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#9
They're actually supposed to be more ergonomic, but I dunno if thats true, thats just what wikipedia says.
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#11
yeah, if it was a bass, why does it have guitar tuners on the bottom of the head?
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#12
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its ment for on basses i think and that is a bass oh boy i sound dumb


http://www.novaxguitars.com/sales/ch8-semihollow.html

It's an 8 string guitar, not a bass.
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#13
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how does that even work???

each string has a different scale length so the fret intervals are bigger for the lower strings and smaller for the higher strings.

higher strings have a shorter scale (and therefore less tension) so as to allow all kinds of crazy bends and the lower strings can be down tuned/sound chunkier in standard.
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#17
For examples of a similar fanned-fret guitar in action, check out guitarist Charlie Hunter. Search also for the Charlie Hunter Trio.

I saw him playing a fanned-fret guitar in 1992. Still plays them as far as I know.
#19
Quote by Varkunus
itonation must be a pain in the ass


Why? It's like that becuase of the scale lengths of each string. So if anything, intonation is easier.


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#20
The other reason they are made (as far as i am aware anyway) is so that you can get guitars that tune to circle of fifths (like a violin) rather than fourths. Though i guess thats just a variation on using different scale lengths....
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#21
Quote by adzlee123
The other reason they are made (as far as i am aware anyway) is so that you can get guitars that tune to circle of fifths (like a violin) rather than fourths. Though i guess thats just a variation on using different scale lengths....

you can tune normal guitars to fifths too. You'd just need to use a different gauge of strings than normal because of the increased range (higher highs and lower lows).

In fact that was one of the suggestions in total guitar magazine last year. It's the so called 'new standard' tuning.
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#22
As some have said it is designed to let you get multiple scale lengths on one guitar--this is so with more strings (very rarely do fanned fret guitars have less than 8) you can keep good tension on the lower strings without severely affecting the higher ones.